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March 18, 2019

April 15th Resolution – Council of Graduate Schools

This is a copy of the e-mail that was sent from the Office of the Interim Dean of the Graduate School on March 12. It is reposted here for your reference: Interim Dean Rebecca Aanerud would like to pass along this message from the Council of Graduate Schools.  Its purpose is to remind UW graduate programs about…


Spring 2019 – Convey Admissions Decisions

Please be advised the fifth day of instruction, Friday, April 5th, is an important admission deadline for Spring Quarter.  The following actions should be taken in MGP no later than April 5th: Submit admission petitions for any changes to Spring 2019 applications Defer – admitted for Spring 2019 deferring to a future quarter Early Entry*…


March 5, 2019

2019 Best Practices for Student Visa Requests and Department Funding

GEMS is approaching our peak period for processing Summer and Autumn 2019 I-20s for F-1 visa applications. Please help us process your new students’ I-20s as efficiently as possible; if you are offering department financial support (e.g., RA/TA/Fellowship/International Tuition Waiver) to an international graduate applicant: complete the Graduate Funding Detail page. To access, go to MGP…


February 28, 2019

New Admitted International Graduate Students Page

GEMS is pleased to announce a new resource designed to assist F-1 and J-1 admits, the Admitted International Graduate Students page. The page may also be useful for prospective applicants, immigrant students with English requirements, and foreign degree holders. We encourage you to share this link with your students. Because the page is designed with…


December 31, 2018

Winter 2019- Convey Admissions Decisions

Please be advised the fifth day of instruction, Friday, January 11, is an important admission deadline for Winter Quarter.  The following actions should be taken in MGP no later than January 11: Submit admission petitions for any changes to Winter 2019 applications Defer – admitted for Winter 2019 deferring to a future quarter Early Entry*…


October 23, 2018

New MGP Feature – Pre-Paid Application Fee Payment Process

Updates & Clarifications (11/7/2018): The new feature in MyGrad that allows programs to pre-pay an application fee is now available.  However, we have received numerous questions and comments from you that made us recognize the need to clarify our original message (included below).  Please review the following four points before using this new feature. The…


September 20, 2018

Autumn 2018 – Convey Admissions Decisions

Please be advised the fifth day of instruction, Tuesday, October 2nd, is an important admission deadline for Autumn Quarter.  The following actions should be taken in MGP no later than October 2nd: Submit admission petitions for any changes to Autumn 2018 applications Defer – admitted for Autumn 2018 deferring to a future quarter Early Entry*…


May 30, 2018

Summer 2018 – Convey Admissions Decisions Deadline

Summer quarter is right around the corner! Please be advised the fifth day of instruction, Friday, June 22, is an important admission deadline for Summer quarter (A-term, B-Term, and Full-Term).  The following actions should be taken in MGP no later than June 22: Submit admission petitions Defer – admitted for Summer 2018 deferring to a…


March 16, 2018

Spring 2018 – Convey Admissions Decisions Deadline

As you plan for Winter 2018 graduation, don’t forget that Spring quarter is right around the corner!  Please be advised that the fifth day of instruction is March 30th (please refer to our Dates & Deadlines calendar each quarter for the “Convey Admissions Decisions” deadlines). For our March 30th Spring 2018 deadline, please ensure that: Admissions petitions are submitted…


January 25, 2018

New Resource for Admissions Review

Admissions review for 2018 is in full swing for most of our graduate programs! You may have questions about an applicant’s admissibility: Is the applicant’s degree equivalent to a four-year US baccalaureate? Is the institution accredited by the proper academic authorities? Is the grade point average equivalent to a 3.0 (B) average? Regarding accreditation, we…



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